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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Mar 23, 2004 4:45am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Please update the need meta list

I'll be updating it shortly.

Jon

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Poster: glenn Date: May 5, 2004 4:01pm
Forum: etree Subject: .skt files

on all the metadata tables, I see .skt files listed as unknown. They are Seekit files, to make the old seekless shorten files seekable.

Should this be typed in as 'Seekit files' or something? Instead of 'unknown'? should an entry be added to the drop-down list?

obviously I'm new at this and dont want to introduce errors

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Poster: bongmartin Date: May 7, 2004 2:12pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: .skt files

If an option is being added for SKT files, can one also be added for Monkey's Audio - APE files such as the ones in http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=3056&from=forumPost

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Poster: toadangel Date: Aug 18, 2004 1:25pm
Forum: etree Subject: ape files

can you guys tell me what to do with the .ape files? do we need to try to define a type, or should I just leave them as unknown & add the titles?
thanks, lisa

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Aug 19, 2004 1:47am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ape files

I'm afraid that we don't allow .APE files as uploads to the Live Music Archive - only FLACs and SHNs. If you can re-convert, we'll definitely take your upload, though.

Thanks,
Simon.

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Poster: toadangel Date: Aug 19, 2004 9:39am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ape files

thanks for the response, though they aren't my files... maybe I posted this in the wrong place by accident, but I meant to put it on the forum discussion for those of us helping out with the meta data files... should I just add an error for the shows I found with .ape files?
lisa

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbleblanc Date: Aug 19, 2004 2:02am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ape files

There are a fair amount of 24bit shows out there using the APE format (although I will admit more and more people are switching to FLAC), and there are also quite a few already in the collection.

Here's an example:

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=11491

Will the Archive be re-encoding these shows to the FLAC24 format then if they no longer want APE uploads?

Oh, and it might be a good idea to put together a list of file formats that are accepted for upload and stick it into the FAQ section (SHN, FLAC, TXT, MD5, PDF...) I know there are folks on other non-Archive.org discussion boards with the impression that this project accepts MP3 uploads because it's not documented anywhere.

-Brad

This post was modified by bleblanc on 2004-08-19 09:02:23

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Aug 19, 2004 2:50am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ape files

I think we'll have to rely on users to re-encode APE files, unfortunately, but from what I've been told:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=19216

..APE isn't really cross-platform. We also can't do derivations on APE under the current system, even if we wanted to, another reason why I think it'd be better if no more APE shows were uploaded.

Anyhow, I just added a FAQ entry:

http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#207

Hope that's accurate enough.

s!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbleblanc Date: Aug 19, 2004 3:08am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ape files

Anyhow, I just added a FAQ entry:

Thanks Simon!

Good link to that discussion about APE, I was away from technology while that one happened.

This post was modified by bleblanc on 2004-08-19 10:08:16